This is all the ingredients we like as well so I wasn't surprised that we loved it! Followed your directions used sliced cherry tomatoes. For the dressing part of the italian seasoning I used one I found on zaar. A very tasty dish and one that has eye appeal. Thanks Katie for a summertime favorite salad!
What a wonderful change from the standard green pea and mayo layered salad! We ate this salad at an outdoor James Taylor concert with muffaletta sandwiches...it was the perfect picnic food. Love the chick pea (our family calls them "mouse bellies") and mozzarella cheese adaptation. Will make this again for Labor Day picnics.
This was a nice change from the standard layered salad and our guests at a recent party enjoyed it. I made as posted except to use sliced in half cherry tomatoes for the plum tomatoes. Thanks for posting!